DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


Something that will simplify Java when it comes to SSA programs, due to the varying sizes and requirements for integer conversion. Java arguments must be promoted on the integer size because otherwise the local variables will be "stuck" as lower sized types. That would cause issues. The same would have to be done for fields also. Luckily for me I separated the storage types when it comes to Java. Alternatively, the type of a Java type could just auto promote to integer regardless. However that would cause issues because in normal code passes variable information would be lost (so checking if writing an int to a char would be gone).